GCC Encore: Desert Strands with Becky Autry

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$200 per Group + $40 Text per Student
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Desert Strands by Becky Autry will retire on December 31, 2023

Desert Strands

Work on 18 different stitches with blocks of Russian drawn thread!

Our Group Correspondence Course Desert Strands with teacher Becky Autry combines 18 different stitches with blocks of Russian drawn thread. Russian drawn thread is similar to other filet techniques found in needlework from various European countries. There are basically four components of the design; corner triangles, diamond points, center and borders. The piece can either be framed and/or hemstitched.

Desert Strands can be stitched using the colors selected by the teacher to reflect the stitcher’s vison of desert colors. Students are encouraged to select their own color palette by first selecting an overdyed fiber of their choice and then selecting coordinating colors in cotton floss. Students are also encouraged to create their own design for the Russian drawn thread grid. This is a good project for the advanced beginner to intermediate stitcher.

More about Desert Strands

  • Class Details

    Project: Picture, wall hanging or pillow insert
    Size: 9.25” x 9.25”
    Supplies: 15”x15” 28 count linen, Caron Waterlilies (2 skeins), Kreink Silk Bella (2 spools) or #12 pearl cotton to match linen, #8 pearl cotton to match linen, 3 skeins cotton floss complimenting the Caron Waterlilies.
    Colors: Shades of purple, brown and green or student’s choice
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
    Time: 4 Lessons (5 months)
    Fee per group: $200
    $40, 43 pages with color photos and large stitch diagrams
    Approximate Cost of Supplies: $40
    DMC floss number for tassel: 3041

  • About teacher Becky Autry

    Becky has taught classes for her local chapter, local library, various EGA chapters, region seminars and the 2012 EGA National Seminar. She has served EGA extensively in volunteer posts at the local, regional and national level. Becky has been a chapter president, region director, co-chair of our Appraiser Certification a Program, National Exhibit Chair for “Through the Needle’s Eye”, Bylaws Review Chair and more. She has been the recipient the Rocky Mountain Region Claire Award and the Gold Thread Award for the region.

  • More about our Group Correspondence Courses and GCC Lightning Rounds

    Visit our Group Correspondence Courses page for the registration form and for more information on how our GCCs work.

    Our GCC Lightning Rounds are three or four of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to see which courses are available this quarter!

     There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.